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Scientists Find Traces of Sea Plankton On ISS Surface

weilawei Re:Obligatory (117 comments)

For once, they really are over us.

about a week ago
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Gas Cooled Reactors Shut Down In UK

weilawei Re:Jaw dropping (120 comments)

From Telegraph:

EDF expects to miss its own deadline for deciding whether to build Britain’s first new nuclear plant in a generation, the Telegraph can disclose.

The French energy giant announced in October that it planned to take a final investment decision on the £16bn Hinkley Point C plant by July, after striking a landmark subsidy deal with government.

But it now believes that an ongoing European Commission investigation into whether the subsidies are illegal state aid will not be fully resolved until autumn, forcing its decision on the Somerset plant back until then.

The delay could threaten EDF’s plans to deliver first power from the plant in 2023 – a timescale it had said was “subject to a final investment decision by July 2014”.

EDF has been at pains to insist it can deliver Hinkley “on time and on budget”, despite its Flamanville reactor in France being dogged by cost blowouts and years of delays.

From EDF:

6 May 14
Phase II preparatory works begin on site

At this phase of the project these works help to prepare the site ahead of the main construction following a final investment decision. These initial works include the construction of roundabouts, temporary construction roads and drainage works, all of which are reversible. Visit our community hub to see the planned works.

They appear to be building housing and beefing up the roads, but a final investment decision appears to have been postponed.

about two weeks ago
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New NSA-Funded Code Rolls All Programming Languages Into One

weilawei Re:You have n programming languages... (306 comments)

Apologies to you, AC, for hijacking your highly upvoted comment.

We appear to have something rather serious at work here. A registered user (jelIomizer, the second 'L' is actually an 'i' character or some Unicode variant) posted over 28 posts (all MyCleanPC spam) in under 6 minutes on this article--something neither you or I can do. This smacks of a slashcode bug or admin collusion.

For reference...

Oh yeah, hello to all the friendly NSA propaganda operatives out there. Go fuck yourself.

about two weeks ago
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New NSA-Funded Code Rolls All Programming Languages Into One

weilawei Re: How to get rid of the robot spam ? (306 comments)

That's fine and wonderful, but some of us browse at -1 because some people make great points as an AC. This sort of spamming blatantly denies those people a voice.

about two weeks ago
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New NSA-Funded Code Rolls All Programming Languages Into One

weilawei Re:How to get rid of the robot spam ? (306 comments)

What I really want to know is... how the fuck does a registered user post over 20+ posts in under 6 minutes without being filtered by the "you must wait X minutes" filter. This smacks of a slashcode exploit or editor collusion. I'm a registered user with Excellent karma, and I can't post anywhere NEAR that fast.

about two weeks ago
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New NSA-Funded Code Rolls All Programming Languages Into One

weilawei Re:Urgently needed for /. --- An 'un-friend' featu (306 comments)

Allowing blatant spam to drown AC comments is likely the goal. Still not sure how Jellomizer posts over 20 (20+!!!) posts in under 6 minutes even IF they had excellent karma. This smacks of a slashcode bug or editor collusion. Normal users won't suffer because of the karma bonus, but affected users will include any ACs making relevant points. Allowing the spam to continue unabated will simply result in controversial viewpoints (held legitimately, posted AC to preserve reputation) being drowned out. For further reference, google Forum Slide.

about two weeks ago
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New NSA-Funded Code Rolls All Programming Languages Into One

weilawei Jellomizer (306 comments)

Jellomizer has multiple posts all dated with 7:12 PM. Now, as a Slashdot member over the years, with excellent karma, I can't even post that fast, regardless of what I'm posting. What allows Jellomizer, without the consent of the editors/admins, to post spam repeatedly, without any time delay?

about two weeks ago
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Which Is Better, Adblock Or Adblock Plus?

weilawei Re:None of them. (436 comments)

Betelgeuse! Betelgeuse! Betelgeuse!

about a month ago
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Gaza's Only Power Plant Knocked Offline

weilawei Re:Radicalization (868 comments)

Flamebait? Talk about poltically motivated shills...

about a month ago
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Gaza's Only Power Plant Knocked Offline

weilawei Re:Radicalization (868 comments)

You are full of shit. What the fuck has gotten into Slashdot? The numbers show the Israelis to be the aggressors. You'd think that, having lived through a genocide, they wouldn't attempt to do the same to another people.

2008 cease-fire. Look at the number of rocket and mortar *launches*. The cease-fire was honored by the Palestinians. Israel went over the border and killed 6 Hamas members, violating the cease-fire.

On 4 November 2008, the IDF made an incursion at least 250 meters into the Gaza Strip searching for a tunnel, claiming it was intended for the capture of Israeli soldiers and that it intended to continue with the truce, calling the raid a "pinpoint operation".[33] Hamas and, according to an allegation by Dr. Robert Pastor, one IDF source maintained that it was for defensive purposes.[34] As six Hamas fighters were killed,[4][35] Hamas stated that the attack was a "massive breach of the truce".[36]

This year, the Israeli president announces that they can never relinquish control of the West Bank. Meaning they will not accept a sovereign Palestinian state.

"I think the Israeli people understand now what I always say: that there cannot be a situation, under any agreement, in which we relinquish security control of the territory west of the River Jordan."

Just a week ago, the UN called out Israel for using Palestinian children as a human shield, torturing them, putting them in solitary confinement, and threatening sexual abuse. Their foreign minister said, "Israel must go all the way."

What the fuck are you people smoking? This is a genocide in motion. The US government wholeheartedly, 100%, with NO dissent supports it, when only 87% of the Israelis themselves support it. The House of Reps even called the attacks "unprovoked". I mean, seriously, WHAT THE FUCK?

For the record, I don't support either side shooting at each other, but it's not hard to see that this is some seriously fucked up shit on Israel's part. No person or group should engage in genocide and war crimes. Right now, Israel is doing 99% of the committing war crimes. That may have been different in the past, and it may change in the future, but it is NO EXCUSE.

about a month ago
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Internet Census 2012 Data Examined: Authentic, But Chaotic and Unethical

weilawei Re:I wonder (32 comments)

When you use a machine, it ceases to become idle. It incurs bandwidth and power costs. That's (one of) the unethical bits.

about a month ago
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Experiment Shows People Exposed To East German Socialism Cheat More

weilawei Re:let me correct that for you. (619 comments)

That requires more than one step of logical thought. Typical reaction when attempting to apply logic to any discourse: "I don't care" (because it's too damn complicated, so who would want to tax their brain?)

about a month ago
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Experiment Shows People Exposed To East German Socialism Cheat More

weilawei Re:let me correct that for you. (619 comments)

You there! With the logic! Stop doing that!

about a month ago
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The Last Three Months Were the Hottest Quarter On Record

weilawei Re:Check those numbers, submitter (552 comments)

e^(i*(1/2)*2*piiiii)+(0.19915)=-0.80085

Whoops, I switched a sign there.

about a month and a half ago
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The Last Three Months Were the Hottest Quarter On Record

weilawei Re:Check those numbers, submitter (552 comments)

And e^(i*(1/2)*2*piiiii)-(0.19915)=0.80085. See what I did there?

about a month and a half ago
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Obama Administration Says the World's Servers Are Ours

weilawei Re:You have this backwards. (749 comments)

You raise an excellent point.

about a month and a half ago
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CDC Closes Anthrax, Flu Labs After Potentially Deadly Mix-Ups Come to Light

weilawei Re:Employees supposed to have been killed (89 comments)

It is perhaps a somewhat awkwardly written sentence, but it is not grammatically incorrect or ambiguous as far as I can tell.

Just run it by a constitutional scholar. I'm sure they'll provide you with many more interpretations.

about a month and a half ago

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All Your Population Are Belong To The NSA

weilawei weilawei writes  |  about a month and a half ago

weilawei (897823) writes "The Guardian quotes William Binney saying that, the NSA stores "80% of all audio calls, not just metadata". He also claims thats, "The ultimate goal of the NSA is total population control"."
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Basecamp Stores Your Passwords in Plaintext

weilawei weilawei writes  |  more than 5 years ago

weilawei (897823) writes "Basecamp stores your password in plaintext. To see this, click on "My info" and then remove "edit" from the URL.

This opens up huge opportunities for exploits when people are away from their desk or when your password is emailed (instead of reset, as is appropriate). Not everyone uses a different password for every wesbsite."
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Secure Tunneling in OS X

weilawei weilawei writes  |  about 6 years ago

weilawei (897823) writes "I spend a lot of time on public wifi but I don't want people sniffing my traffic. How would I tunnel all my traffic, including DNS, to a remote server (using OpenSSH) under OS X? Specific browsers (e.g., Firefox) can be forced to defer DNS resolution to the remote host, but this isn't a viable option for every application. The proxy options in System Preferences appear to leak DNS requests, so the built-in client isn't an option either."

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